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Galapagos Cruise & Mainland Ecuador Tour

Galapagos Cruise & Mainland Ecuador Tour

Get the most out of Ecuador with this 11-Day Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Tour. You’ll wander Quito’s nearby Otavalo Market to shop for Andean Handicrafts, explore Cuenca, Ecuador’s most beautiful colonial gem and journey through the Cajas National Park on your way to Guayaquil. Then on to the Galapagos Islands where you’ll embark on a sublime four-night Galapagos cruise, taking in abundant land, bird and sea wildlife and learning about the fascinating geology of the archipelago. 

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We'll blend your desires with expert, local knowledge to design a seamless, private tour.

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We'll greet you at the airport and be by your side every step of the way, making room for spontaneity as you go.


Starting from $5,990 per person

Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners.


  • Take a full-day tour of the famous Otavalo Market, shop for authentic Andean handicrafts and visit small villages and natural highlights along the way.
  • Explore Cuenca, Ecuador’s most beautiful city, at your leisure, then take a tour to learn its fascinating history.
  • Visit a Panama hat factory and learn about this Ecuadorian (they don’t come from Panama!) craft.
  • Journey through the Cajas National Park, learning about the geology, fauna and flora of the region.
  • Visit Dragon Hill to seek out the Galapagos Islands’ famous land iguanas.
  • Visit Rábida, a small but animal-packed island and see sea lions, Pelicans, Flamingos and Finches.
  • Learn about Galapagos geology on the tiny island of Sombrero Chino, covered with volcanic formations.
  • Discover Genovesa island – often called Bird Island for its abundance of avian species, including Boobies, Red-Footed and Masked Boobies and Great Frigates, as well as sea lions.
  • Enjoy breath-taking views of lunar-like caters, volcanic cones, lava fields and beaches of the Galapagos from Bartolome Island.
  • Visit the forested highlands of Santa Cruz, and see sink holes and lava tunnels.
  • Stay and travel in comfort, whether cruising or visiting a hotel, and enjoy the attention of trained guides, ready and willing to cater to your every need.



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Sample Itinerary

Upon arrival in the capital of Ecuador, our representatives will meet you and take you to your Quito Hotel to settle in and prepare for the incredible adventures which await.

After breakfast, you'll set off on a full-day tour to the famous Otavalo Market, the best place in Ecuador for authentic Andean handicrafts. En route, you'll make several stops at small villages and natural highlights, such as the stunning San Pablo Lake, before enjoying a guided tour of the market and plenty of time to explore and shop at your leisure.

In the morning you'll fly to Cuenca, considered by many to be the country's most beautiful colonial city. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the historical city center to relax and explore your cobblestoned surroundings.

The site where Cuenca stands today once served as a center for the ancient Canari people, the Incas, and finally the Spaniards. You'll learn about this complex history during your Cuenca city tour. You'll also see several of the city’s beautiful colonial buildings, including the main cathedral, and visit a Panama hat factory where nimble-fingered experts weave the famous hats, which are actually an Ecuadorian craft.

Travel through the scenic Cajas National Park en route to Guayaquil. You'll traverse several park trails, learning about the geology, flora, and fauna of the region. Continuing on to Guayaquil by private transport, you will descend from 13,100 feet to sea level in a matter of hours to enter the tropical world of Guayaquil.

During your last day in the Galapagos, you'll explore the highlands of Santa Cruz where the scenery changes dramatically to lush forest. You'll have the opportunity to explore a lava tunnel and see enormous crater-like sink holes. before heading to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil.

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your journey back home. Depending on your international flight departure and your interests, we can arrange an exploration of the thriving coastal city of Guayaquil.

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